slumber session: hælos

Drift away with Hælos, dream big and sleep easy.

by i-D Staff
26 April 2015, 1:39pm

Sending us into sleep mode this week are the London based three-piece with a lot of hype to their name. Hælos have topped the hype machine chart, been repped by Radio 1's Zane Lowe and Annie Mac and played a sold out show at Hackney's Oslo all off the of the back of one track. Their mesmerising electronic pop sound is filled with twinkling melodies and cinematic strings with an influence of UK soul that leaves you yearning for more are we are delighted to welcome them into the i-D mix. Bringing a dream blend of kick back jams, press play on the sounds of Hælos.

Track Listing:
1. Aftermath - Tricky
2. Midnight In A Perfect World - DJ Shadow
3. Earth Not Above - HÆLOS
4. I Believe In You - Talk Talk
5. Gaudy Side of Town - Gayngs
6. Talk Show Host - Radiohead
7. Line of Fire - Junip

The party's still going strong, but you want to call it a night. What track do you pop on when everyone's still raving and it's time to go to sleep?
Sebastian Tellier, La Ritournelle.

Where do you go when the record ends and the lights come on?
Wherever the universe wills it. Probably Dave's house.

After a hectic tour schedule, you finally get home, what track do you put on to kick back and relax?
Probably something like Begin to Begin by Lone off his album Reality Testing.

Do you ever fall asleep to music, and if so what do you play?
John Martyn, Small Hours

What's the best dream you've ever had?
Isn't it nicer to think the best is yet to come?

Sleep is always the hardest to come by when you need it the most. What track is guaranteed to bring on the shut eye after a heavy weekend?
The Chordettes, Mr Sandman

What song gets you out of bed in the morning?
Talking Heads, This Must Be The Place

What is the most relaxing track/ mix/ playlist in your collection?
Arvo Part, Fratres for String Orchestra and Percussion or the whole of Atmos by Winged Victory for the Sullen usually sets the mood.

And what do you like to do when listening to it
Preferably nothing.

Finish the sentence, the music sounds better with...
A view.

Catch Hælos at The Great Escape and London's Field Day in June.

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